Carrie James: Wife of ‘NCIS’ Star Sean Murray, The First in Her Family to Own a Business

For millions of fans, Sean Murray is the dedicated Special Agent Timothy McGee of the hit show NCIS. 

But off the screen, Murray is much more than a successful actor. He’s also a loving husband of Carrie James, a remarkable wife who carved her own successful path, independent of the spotlight.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Sean Murray’s wife, her life achievements, and her relationship with her husband, this guide will have you covered with everything you need to know!

A Quick Overview of Carrie James

Besides being the loving wife of Sean Murray, Carrie James is also a former teacher, an accomplished businesswoman, a passionate philanthropist, and an inspiring activist.

She met Sean Murray in the early 2000s and quickly developed a remarkable love story with him, which ended with the couple tying the knot shortly after. The couple has been together ever since and they have two lovely children.

The Early Life of Carrie James

Carrie James

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Although Sean and Carrie Murray share many glimpses of their happy life together, not much is known about the upbringing of Carrie James, including her exact birthday and birthplace.

Some rumors claim that she was born on the 5th of May, 1980 while others say that she was born on the 2nd of February. However, neither of these dates has been confirmed by James or her husband.

Similarly, Carrie James didn’t publicly disclose plenty of information about her education or how her life was growing up.

However, it’s fairly established that she attended college, particularly San Francisco State University, which she graduated from in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in social work.

According to her LinkedIn page, she pursued a Master’s Degree in education and leadership at Antioch University in 2002, where she used to work as a teacher for a while, but more about that in the following section.

Carrie James Career 

Carrie James Career 

As previously established, Carrie James used to be a teacher for a brief period of time. However, she started her professional life a little earlier to fund her graduate degree.

Carrie’s first job was at her own small business where she sold silk PJs for PJ parties, called “PJs by CJ”. 

After her graduation, James worked as a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Her success at her job allowed her career to flourish, and over 15 years of service, she managed to become an administrator and a principal.

She then used her experience and passion to start her own school, Prestique Academy of Innovation and Technology for exceptional children. 

According to an interview she had with Voyage LA, she was the first business owner of her family, which makes her both proud and grateful.

James’ remarkable success in the business field doesn’t end there, as she also had a network to support women entrepreneurs in 2015, called Business Relationship Alliance.

Simultaneously, Carrie James is also a board member of “Every Day Action”, which is a non-profit organization that targets waste recycling in California.

What makes all these achievements even more impressive is that James managed to keep up with all that while taking care of her small family, making her a true inspiration for all women out there!

Relationship with Sean Murray

Relationship with Sean Murray

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Now that you know more about Carrie James’ life, you might be wondering how she crossed paths with Sean Murray, and that’s where this section comes in handy!

Murray and James simply met each other at a random social gathering in 2004. The couple quickly clicked and continued dating until they got married in late 2005. 

Although Sean Murray’s popularity was on the rise during that time, the couple had a private wedding that included family and friends only. Carrie later changed her name to Carrie Murray.

Latest News on Carrie James and Sean Murray’s Life


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The Murrays enjoy a fairly stable marriage, and they had their first child in 2007, named “Caitlyn”. The pair welcomed a second child in 2010 and named their son “River”.

In 2021, Carrie and Sean Murray had an interview with People Magazine where they showed off the renovation of their 10-year-old house in Southern California.

In April 2022, Sean Murray celebrated his daughter’s first acting role in NCIS where she plays the role of the teenager “Teagan Fields”.

Final Thoughts

This wraps it up for this brief glimpse at the life of Carrie James, a fascinating woman who isn’t only an inspiration for everyone around her, but also a remarkable figure who embodies strength, intelligence, and compassion!

Sarah C. Burdett

I hail from Baytown in the American South. Reading is my passion; it broadens my understanding of the world. Sharing is my joy; I hope my content brings you delightful experiences. In a world rushing you to grow up, I aspire to protect the fairy tale within your heart with my words.

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